In four languages, Molde municipality, also known as the City of Roses, has arranged for the local population and visitors to have easy access to information and historical facts at all times. Through the national information and history dissemination universe in the Voice of Norway app, information becomes available, and the city’s history, conveyed in a modern way.
History and information dissemination for the local population
The city is full of history, and to gain access to it you either have to google information online, visit the library, or have a chat with your grandfather or great-grandmother and ask them what life was like in the past. The possibilities are many, and through Voice of Norway, the municipality has now ensured that information is not only one keystroke away, but also that it is location-based.
With their own mobile phones, the residents now get the stories about the Cathedral, Kongebjørka, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Brunvoll Motorfabrikk, the Children’s Sanatorium, the first bomb during the war, and 40 other people, places and events that have helped shape the city. Good narration, with pictures and text, is activated automatically when the user moves close enough to each place or attraction.
The stories are exciting and educational for both young and old, and the app is now ready for use by people of all ages.
50 stories in 5 languages
In the app, the end user has a full overview in the map of, among other things, attractions, historical places and events, busts and statues.
The information is activated automatically when you move within the red circle that surrounds each attraction.
With around 50 information points in five languages, the municipality is well underway in facilitating the sharing of information in a completely new and modern way to its residents and visitors.
Excellent for primary and secondary schools
In Molde, everything has now been arranged so that the schools can offer students a new and exciting way to learn and acquire knowledge.
With their own phones, the children can be taken on organized city or nature walks, and in addition to physical education, historical events and facts are conveyed through sound, text and images
Take a trip to Kongebjørka in Molde, and learn more about Fredslunden, the idea of freedom from oppression, and the German occupation forces in search of King Haaken 7. and Crown Prince Olav. You get the history in your ear, with historical photos, when you stand at Kongebjørka.
Interdisciplinary school lessons
A historical class walk is an interdisciplinary school lesson. The children do not only learn about the historical themes that are covered. They can learn in different languages and they can read and listen at the same time. They receive physical education and learn to use digital media sensibly. The children learn to use maps and understand and calculate distances. Art, architecture and landscape give children inspiration for new forms of expression and creative expression.
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The tourist ships dock and the visitors want information
With over one hundred thousand visitors from cruise ships annually in Molde, the municipality has now made arrangements for as many people as possible to benefit from the audiovisual guide. All content in the Molde guide in Voice of Norway is now available in English, German and Spanish, in addition to Norwegian. To spread the message, the municipality has set up reminders in the form of signs and posters in strategic places for visitors. The initiative on GPS-controlled audiovisual provision for information and history dissemination is a collaboration between the municipality and Visit Nordvest .
This is how the audio guide works
With an audio guide on your mobile, you can easily find sights and other hidden gems nearby.
- The map shows where you are and where all sights are located.
- When you get to the point of interest, the story of this particular place is automatically told in a pleasant voice.
- In addition, you get to see supplementary images that enhance the experience.
- The guide is available around the clock.
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The Voice Of Norway app is used throughout Norway. This is how it becomes a joint service for all regions: to make it easy for travelers to have good experiences in Norway – designed by yourselves.
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